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Juha Siltala
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Attended University of Helsinki
Lives in Sodankylä, Finland
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"There are many reasons that the Arab Spring and other recent revolutionary movements have not resulted in stable, prosperous and non-autocratic states. But the modern tendency to conflate democracy with liberalism has made it harder to implement a successful democratic but non-liberal regime."
Wisdom from classical Greece: democracy and liberalism are both better off if we understand the difference between them
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It's probably nice to think you know stuff better than others. I would like that too. Sometimes I get that fieelin'. Other times I don't.

But let's say how we've been ousting Evolution from GNOME forever. Why? And why not?  I''ll fucking tell you why. You want Gmail and all the crap that comes with it. That's why.

I haven't had a part of any of your siurveilled bullshit lately, nor will I.

Fuck them.
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First the Ace of Spades, and now this.
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They did Ace of Spades in a sauna, so this really is a bit scaled down from that.
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One more time for the people!
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Honestly, Bonzo was one of the greats. But drum solos for the most part are rather boring. There are a few solos that have a place in this little special "good drum solo" slot in my memory, but this one, frankly, is not there.
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"Is nothing in art sacred?" - The answer, of course, is no. Nothing.
Museums display perfect reproductions of fragile works and visitors can’t tell the difference. Is nothing in art sacred?
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Pitäis joskus mennä käymään, vaikkapa jonkun humppabändin kanssa.
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Maria Gallen-Kallelan kuvat ja videot kertovat kalevalaisesta ihanneyhteisöstä, joka jäi kesken.
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Rock and roll! It's another Saturday!
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Four men, of adult age, in Finnish Lapland decided to make a movie. The music for it is still in the making, but here's a trailer. Got to respect these guys.
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Vocals are an authentic workplace rant. The rest is Jazz.
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Work
Occupation
Free man
Skills
Linux, Activity Theory, Community management, Rock'n'Roll
Employment
  • Ubuntu
    IRC Council member, 2009 - 2013
  • Bean PC
    Chairman, 2011 - 2012
  • Finnish Linux User Group FLUG ry
    Chairman, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Helsinki
    Researcher, 2003 - 2010
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Sodankylä, Finland
Previously
Oulu, Finland - Helsinki, Finland
Story
Tagline
Cheerleader
Introduction
I’m a Finnish cheerleader, free-software geek, armchair activist, researcher and sense-maker. I’m a pretty good musician and a great drinking buddy, but not much of a handyman. I leave marks and stains all over the Internet.
Bragging rights
Once played rock'n'roll in the Soviet Union, which promptly collapsed after that.
Education
  • University of Helsinki
    Adult Education, 2003 - 2013
  • University of Oulu
    History of Science and Ideas, 1991 - 2002
  • University of Oulu
    English Philology, 1989 - 1991
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Gender
Male
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topyli
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The Australian government announces its intention to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

The Gentleman's Single-Use Monocle by Zachary Weiner — Kickstarter
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Moment of Truth
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Andrew Marantz profiles Emerson Spartz, a digital-media guru profiting from the cat photos, catchy headlines, and GIFs that fill your Facebo

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Susan Copich, a mother of two from New York, has taken a darkly humorous approach towards traditional family photography with a series of da